Happy Summer! We are highlighting entry-level positions in healthcare that can help jumpstart your career. We are happy to have Emmanuel Ofori to the MyHCN blog. Emmanuel graduated from CUNY City College in 2016. He did a summer internship with Health Career Connection at NYC Correctional Health Services at Rikers Island. Emmanuel is now a Patient Navigator at New York Langone…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on July 10, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments
We are happy to have Sophie To with us on the MyHealth Career Navigator Blog! Sophie To is currently a student at the Yale School of Public Health. Here she shares her experience working as a data analyst for a year before entering into graduate school.
Added by Janet Umenta on June 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We all get to that point in our professional or educational pathways where we hit a fork in the road -- or maybe even a comb in the road. Multiple different directions to go in. Difficult choices to make. Questions surrounding our potential options. Unlike most multiple choice exams, there often isn’t one of those finicky options available to us like “D: All of the above.” Decision-making in life is a little more complex than filling in bubbles on a scantron,…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on May 30, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
We are happy to have Ololade Saliu on the MyHealth Career Navigator blog! Ololade is currently a third-year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With the AMCAS application for entering medical school in 2019 opened, Ololade shares her experience applying to medical school and what advice she would give to her younger…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on May 22, 2018 at 9:19am — No Comments
I graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a degree in Molecular Biology. In college, I thought that if you wanted to work in healthcare and treat patients, you had to major in a science: Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, etc. Virtually all of the students in my major had dreams of becoming doctors or earning a Ph.D. and becoming researchers at…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on April 17, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments
How does one become confident in their career pursuits? Often we find ourselves doubting the process, questioning the steps, and becoming our own harshest skeptics about our choices. Leave the critics to handle Zagat and Oscars for restaurants and movies, and change your mindset about your authentic health pathway.
We had the honor of chatting with Calliope Holingue — Johns Hopkins University PhD student, BA and…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on February 27, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments
Now that January is (finally) over and the new school semester has begun, it’s time to get serious about summer internship applications! Finding an internship for the summer can be challenging and nerve-racking. The truth is, there are TONS of well-funded summer internships available for students interested in going to medicine and public health. Your job is to do…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on February 13, 2018 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Each and every one of us has a unique story. We all have a very specific preface that has led us to where we are today. We have unwritten blank pages for the weeks, months, and years that lie ahead of today. At myHCN, we like to dive deep into these stories and share.
We had the opportunity to chat with Maribel Sierra, a long-time myHCN member, HCC alum, and passionate public health professional and graduate…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on February 8, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments
We're happy to have Sophie To with us for the MyHCN Insider Look! Sophie To completed her Health Career Connection internship at North Carolina Community Health Center Association. She was offered a full-time position there as a data analyst and is currently working on her Master's in Public Health at Yale University. Sophie shares her journey into graduate school and how working for a year helped her when applying to graduate school.
Added by Janet Umenta on January 30, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This time of the year comes with many thoughts, emotions, and perhaps even questions. It’s a time when you may be wrapping up loose ends, reflecting on the year, and preparing for the upcoming one. Amidst all this reflection on the past and planning for the future, we tend to lose sight of one thing — the present.
You may have just gotten through finals, recently finished secondary applications for medical school, sent in your apps for graduate school, or completed…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on December 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
By Neha Sharma and Janet Umenta
Special Guest Dean Marlyn Delva
Applying to graduate school is an exciting and transformative milestone in your career pathway. Naturally, this decision doesn’t come without a number of questions. If this sounds like you, perfect! Having questions means you’re headed in the right direction when it comes to choosing your…Continue
Added by Neha Sharma on December 6, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
When I first entered college I knew immediately that I wanted to work in the health field. Most of my life I looked up to the health professionals that I was exposed to growing up—nurses and doctors. But I didn’t feel that a clinical setting was right for me and I quickly became discouraged. I felt that my dream of working in the health field was not possible, and suddenly I wasn't sure how to move forward with my education and career planning. I had no clue what…Continue
Added by Alivia Shorter on November 29, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments
On November 15, 2017, MyHealth Career Navigator hosted a webinar on emerging careers in behavioral health. Our awesome panelists were Kristin Dempsey, LMFT, LPCC, a Senior Associate at CIBHS and a project manager for the Greater Bay Area Mental Health and Education Workforce Collaborative and Lisa Smusz, MS, LPCC from Social…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on November 29, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Trying to find a job in any industry, including the health industry, can be a difficult journey for recent graduates. Many things they may not be able to control, but they can control their social media. Here are some tips for recent graduates when it comes to making sure their social profiles are employer ready. …
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On November 1, 2017, MyHealth Career Navigator founder and Associate Dean at UC Berkeley School of Public Health Jeffrey Oxendine hosted a webinar on how to strengthen your applications to public health graduate school programs. The deadline to apply to graduate programs in public health via the…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on November 11, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
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There are so many Master’s and Doctoral programs in public health to choose from; you want to make sure you are applying to schools that fit your interests and will best prepare you for future employment. With graduate school being such a substantial time and financial commitment, here are tips for choosing which public health graduate school programs to apply to.
Reflect on Your Work Experience
Public health is such a big field,…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on October 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
The secondary applications for medical school is a chance to expand on your personal story and convince the admission committee that you can contribute to their school. Here are tips for preparing your secondary applications.
Secondary application essays will range from asking you specific questions…
Added by Janet Umenta on October 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The end of summer signals a new school term and a renewed sense of purpose for taking the next step toward your authentic health career. Here are top tips on making the most out of this new season for college students, graduate school and job applicants.
1. Write Down Your Goals and…Continue
Added by Janet Umenta on September 26, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
You are almost to the finish line of your college education. You have worked hard, sacrificed and may have incurred significant debt. You are ready to launch your career and get a job. Your family and everyone you speak to is asking what you are going to do and if you have a plan and job yet. If you are planning to attend graduate school, there are many advantages to working before you begin graduate or professional school (see out past blog post on…Continue
Added by Helen Harrison on April 9, 2017 at 8:23pm — No Comments